Pediatricians Asking Parents About Guns

TitlePediatricians Asking Parents About Guns
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsFunke, RD, Potthast, A, Boxall, SF, Diaz-Sprague, R, Funke, MB, Myers, GA
Corporate AuthorsAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics,
Date Published09/2011
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsBIOETHICS , FREEDOM of speech , MEDICINE , Privacy and Surveillance , professional responsibility , Public Policy
AbstractFlorida recently passed the Privacy of Firearms Owners Act, which prohibits physicians and other healthcare providers from asking parents whether they own guns unless they have a good faith belief that the question is, "relevant to a patient's medical care or safety, or the safety of others." While physicians groups have sued the state of Florida saying it is a violation of a phycisians' right to free speech, proponents of the law see it as a victory, helping to protect gun owners' right to privacy.
NotesCase Study prepared for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Regional Competitions, 2011
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